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Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Your career options as an economics major are endless. Yet, this is why many students struggle to figure out what to do after college. Don’t worry. The ECDO is here to help you.
One of the reasons that economics majors can pursue almost any career is because of the skills gained through economics coursework. As an economics major you should:
  • Be able to analytically and critically solve complex problems,
  • Be skilled in observation and inference from data, and
  • Be adept in presenting ideas in compelling writing and speech.
Additional Skills Include:
Generating/developing ideas
Organizing materials
Designing projects
Analyzing results
Applying statistical methods
Testing an idea/hypothesis
Maintaining accurate records
Tabulating data
Manipulating numerical data
Developing budgets
Cost analysis/projections
Preparing financial reports/statements
Problem Solving
Assessing needs
Defining problems
Reviewing/evaluating goals
Relating theory to practice
Applying quantitative analysis
Generating solutions
Evaluating policies
Projecting/forecasting results
Writing reports/articles
Reading/interpreting relevant reports/statements
Summarizing data
Writing grant proposals
Analyzing data
Sizing up an audience
Speaking clearly
Presenting proposals reports


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